Boom To Bust


Farmers were just barely living off the land in the 1920s

Farmers then trying to make as much as they could off the land then ruined the topsoil which left it infertile in 1930s

From the time of the 1920s to the 1930s their was mostly continuity. They went from having a rough time farming their land, supporting their families, and selling crops to not at all. In the 1920s people were mainly consumer driven, which mean everyone relied on their consumers to support their businesses, and at that time it worked. Everyone was buying products that looked like it was great for the economy and everyone, except for farmers. Then in the late 1920s to the whole 1930s when factories started overproducing and people started to slow down on buying stuff they didn't actually need the economy crashed. Businesses closed, people lost jobs, poverty rates went up, and many houses foreclosed. Hoover failed the country so FDR decided to step in and help. The New Deal started to save the country and economy but it was still not perfect.


African Americans were loving their new style and the sudden explosion of African American culture and arts in the 1920s.

As white people lost their jobs in the 1930s the African Americans were fired from their jobs to support jobs for the whites

African Americans went from living up their lives in the 1920s being kicked out of homes onto streets and losing their jobs and families in the 1930s. This is mostly the three presidents faults. They all believed in the Laissez-Faire which left the government not willing to help the businesses and people in need of help. FDR however did believe in helping the people and the businesses. He tried as hard as he could to make the economy great again with his New Deal.


New inventions in the 1920s made homelife for women so much easier.

But now in 1930s they are barely supporting their families and can't make up enough money to buy these "luxuries."

Women in the 1920s could afford to have the appliances to make their home lives much more easier. The city life was great. They were living in a consumer driven economy which made them feel like they had the upper hand. However rural life was not all that great. They didn't believe in the new ways of living life so they decided to stay on their own land. In the 1930s not many people could afford the luxuries of the new appliances that were supposed to make life easier but only the rich and wealthy could afford them. The working man was not gaining what he used to at his job and their weren't many working men in the 1930s. There were too many people without jobs to now look at the country with acceptance.

Leisure Time

Women were enjoying their risky lives in the 1920s by going to clubs, speakeasies, and dancing to songs.

Without jobs they can now barely afford to support their families and shelter let alone going out to party and spend money.

There is an extreme change between leisure time in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1920s people had the money and jobs to experience these leisure activities such as movies, speakeasies, and dancing. Prohibition didn't really stop people from having a good time and enjoying their lives it just slightly slowed it down. With the conveniences of the new inventions it leaves more time for leisure. Later in 1930 when the stock crashes, houses foreclose, and poverty rates go up only the rich and wealthy can afford these leisure activities.

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